One-of-a-kind, refashioned artist’s tunic made from recycled silk and Vespertine 95% merino wool, 5% 3M Scotchlite reflective yarn knit remnants. This is a special piece, made from a silk dress dyed a gorgeous combination of blues and greys and Vespertine headband pieces that were damaged during the manufacturing process, resulting in a muted, distressed pattern. The yoke and collar are couched with reflective thread, and the sleeves are edged with reflective knit trim, resulting in a piece that is both beautiful and highly visible. Features include side seam pockets for your stuff and a magnet closure for keeping the tunic put, even on a bike.
Sleeve length: 22”
About: Vespertine X Heather Glista:
We're thrilled to present this gorgeous micro-collection of one-of-a-kind reflective sweaters created for Vespertine by Heather Glista. The collaboration is an effort to reduce textile waste while creating unique high visibility street wear that is both beautiful and functional. Glista, a Massachusetts-based designer, is a genius at up-cycling, recycling, and refashioning textiles into wearable art.
She has constructed each piece by hand, pairing knit merino wool/reflective yarn remnants, (up-cycled from our manufacturing process and otherwise headed for landfill), with recycled wool and cashmere. You’ll find cozy pockets aplenty, oodles of hand stitching, and Vespertine’s signature reflective detailing throughout.
You may also find some evidence of wear or distress on some of these pieces. Rest assured that these imperfections do not affect the durability of the garment, and only add to the unique character of each piece. True treasures, we hope you enjoy wearing them as much as we enjoyed creating them!